I just got this emergency action alert from the magnificent Bev Perlson of the Band of Mothers, who bseeched us,
"Please read my email below, sent to all military liaisons of the House Armed Services Committee (except for a few who either did not answer their phones Friday and one that would not give me the email of the military liaison)
My email explains the outrage all Americans should feel. Bottom line, this administration is releasing terrorists taken off the battlefield yet our Sons continue to sit in Leavenworth! This is flat out wrong!
I'm asking everyone to PLEASE copy and paste these email addresses and TOMORROW MORNING please send your email of outrage. If you send today you will get alot of "auto out of office replies" so please send your email tomorrow morning. Frankly, I hope we crash some computers tomorrow morning, that should get their attention.
Please do this for our Soldiers, do this for their mothers and families. It is an outrage that the mothers of terrorists see their Sons released, just like that, while our mothers and their families accrue enormous legal fees and expenses trying to get their Soldiers home!!!! These Soldiers stepped up to the plate to defend us and protect us, they need your help now and the only thing that is going to help them is pressure from ALL OF YOU!
Start writing, calling, emailing, NOW.
Here are the email addys, copy and paste: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
To The Members of the House Armed Services Committee:
The New York Times printed an article in May of last year entitled "US Tries to Reintegrate Taliban Soldiers."
Now, in testimony given to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Vice Admiral McRaven testifies that this administration is letting terrorists go:
This morning The Post reports that a Somali terrorist named Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame was held and interrogated on a Navy ship for more than two months before being flown to New York to stand trial. The Post reports this morning that he “is the first foreign terrorism suspect captured by the administration outside the United States and moved to this country for trial.” This news comes a week after Vice Adm. William McRaven told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Obama administration has no clear plan for handling captured terrorist leaders if they are caught alive outside the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq. McRaven testified that that “in many cases” suspects captured in secret are taken to a U.S. Navy ship until they can be tried in a U.S. court or transferred to the custody of an allied country, but if neither option is feasible, he said, the terrorist is let go. “If we can’t do either one of those, then we will release that individual,” McRaven told the committee.
Which leaves the obvious question: If Warsame is the first suspect to be transferred to the United States for trial, what happened to the others?
The United States’ top special operations commander told Congress that because the United States has no place to hold captured terrorists we have simply been letting them go. In his testimony, Adm. McRaven used the phrase “in many cases,” which seems to indicate that not only has this happened, but it has happened in numerous instances. Well, exactly how many al-Qaeda terrorists have been taken into U.S. custody on Navy ships and released by the Obama administration? Who are these terrorists? Where were they captured? Who decided to release them? Where were they released? And what has become of them since?
Until now, it was believed that the administration was not capturing senior terrorists alive outside the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq, but simply killing them. Last year, The Post reported that there had been no known high-value detentions by the United States since Obama took office. Now, it appears, we have indeed been capturing such terrorists — and setting them free. If so, this is an outrage. With Adm. McRaven’s testimony, and today’s news, the administration owes the American people — and the United States Congress — some answers, and fast.
By Marc A. Thiessen | 11:09 AM ET, 07/06/201
As the mother of a Son who served 4 deployments in this war on terror, I am outraged that we continue to hold our own Sons in Leavenworth while this administration just lets terrorists go?! This is flat out wrong! We punish our Sons yet make deals with terrorists to sign and Pledge and then we return them to their village elder?!!! The village elder in the American family are the MOTHERS of these Sons and they are crying themselves to sleep at night because the country their Son voluntarily stepped up to the plate to defend punishes them and rewards the terrorists by letting them go! Two days after lst Lt Michael Behenna was charged in the death of a known Al Qaeda terrorist, a capture and kill order was issued on the same terrorist!!! It is absurd what is going on here!
I respectfully ask that we give the Leavenworth Warriors the same Pledge given to the terrorists and release them to their mothers, retroactive May of last year! What is good enough for the terrorists should be good enough for our Sons. The Mothers of these Soldiers expect the same forgiveness shown to their Sons as we show the terrorists! Anything less is a slap in their face and a slap in the face of every mother whose Son or Daughter is serving! The time has come to do the right thing and release these Soldiers!